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Should You Replace Your Windows Before Selling Your Home?

If you are thinking about selling your house, then you’ve probably already done a few improvements to help it sell quicker and get a better price. After all, an attractive, well-kept home will sell much faster than one that is in need of major repairs. One thing you may have also considered is whether or not to replace your old windows. Here, a trusted window company shares a few insights to help you decide if this project is worth undertaking.

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Benefits

As mentioned above, potential buyers may see a home that is in need of new windows as a fixer-upper whereas having brand-new windows sends a message that your house is not only well-maintained, but energy-efficient as well.

According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHV) in 2017, a home with modern, energy-efficient windows are ranked more desirable by up to 90% by prospective home buyers. So, if you are looking to sell your home quickly, it is definitely worth talking it over with a trusted local window contractor.

Drawbacks

The only real drawback of replacing your windows before selling is the cost. The average cost of replacing a window is around $600. However, if you have wood windows, it will be much closer to $900. Another thing worth thinking about is whether or not you will run into problems or delays with inspections. 

While there really are no hard and fast rules, one useful trick you can do is to walk around your home as if you were considering buying it yourself. Make a list of pros and cons. If the windows fall in the cons column, then it is probably worth having them replaced before selling. 

Renewal by Andersen® of Wyoming is the leading supplier of high-quality doors and windows in Casper and Douglas, WY, as well as its surrounding areas. To schedule a free consultation, feel free to give us a call at (307) 472-2199, or fill out our contact form to request a free quotation today.

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"We absolutely love our new windows. We had an awful wind yesterday and the windows keep the breeze and the sound out. Our previous windows did not do that and we are so happy with the quality and the installation was superb. The guys were professional and did a great job. I would recommend this company to any who want to improve their home. "

Gayle Lobdell
Apr 23, 2019

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